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Many new citizens in 2016

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-03-21 9.30

In 2016, 60 343 people became Swedish citizens, which is a rise of 25 percent compared with the previous year. Never before have so many people received Swedish citizenship during one year. In the second half of the year, many former British citizens applied for and were granted Swedish citizenship. This was probably a reaction to the UK European Union membership referendum.

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